Yogi Tip #16, Healing Ancestral Karma
Healing Ancestral Karma –
40 Day Global Sadhana
Yogi Bhajan gave this Healing Ancestral Karma meditation as a powerful healing meditation and soothing tool to help us release the karma of our ancestors.
It is a meditation of deep healing; as such we encourage you to experience the depth fully by committing to it as a 40 day sadhana practice, so you can enjoy the journey, day by day, layer by layer. As a meditation to bless the ancestors and heal your lineage you may want to visualise your ancestors lined up behind you; your parents, your grandparents, your great grandparents and so on.
What is a Global Sadhana?
40 Day Global Sadhanas are an opportunity for you to come together with a global sangat (spiritual community) representing over 75 countries and numbering over 20,000 participants.
Why 40 days?
40 day practices allow the meditation to penetrate the subconscious to release certain thoughts and emotional patterns. 40 days allows you to change the habit pattern.
Healing Ancestral Karma Meditation
INSTRUCTIONS: Sit in easy pose. Place your right hand at your heart centre on your chest, palm against the chest. Place your left hand on your back also at your heart centre, palm facing outside. Chant the Guru Ram Das Mantra.
MANTRA: The Guru Ram Das Mantra – “Guru Guru Wahe Guru, Guru Ram Das Guru”
Guru – teacher or guide that brings one from the darkness to the light.
Wahe – exclamation of ecstasy like ”WOW!”
Ram Das – literally translates as “God’s Servant”, but also refers to Guru Ram Das, the Fourth Guru of the Sikhs
MORE INFORMATION: This mantra was given to Yogi Bhajan by Guru Ram Das in His astral self. As Guru Ram Das, the fourth Guru of the Sikhs, was known for humility and healing abilities this mantra is also known for its healing qualities and for imparting humility to the one who chants it.
This mantra relates directly to the healing and protective energy represented by Guru Ram Das. The mantra is comprised of two parts. The first part is a nirgun mantra (Guru Guru Wahe Guru). This projects the mind to the source of knowledge and ecstasy. The second part is a sirgun mantra (Guru Ram Das Guru). This means the wisdom that comes as a servant of the infinite. It is the mantra of humility. It reconnects the experience of the finite to infinity.
TIME: 11 Minutes
EYES: Close your eyes.